Lydia was born and raised in a northwest suburb of Chicago. After graduating from Ferris State University in Michigan with a degree in Music Industry Management, she moved to Nashville for a year where she was the Marketing Coordinator at City Winery Nashville. She continued her travels south to Orlando and began working for Catholic HEART Workcamp, having attended when she was young and working on the summer staff for a few summers during college. In her free time, Lydia loves to workout, cook, attend concerts, quote The Office on a daily basis, and watch sports, especially the Chicago Blackhawks and college basketball (specifically Xavier University!).